Lower Division Health Programs Admissions
Admissions to our lower division health programs are based on selection criteria according to each program. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Selection Criteria: GPA point system
When the number of eligible applications for an academic health program exceeds the program availability, selective criteria will be used to determine which applicants will be offered admission. Students will be considered using a point system based on health program GPA, Pre-Entry, General Education and Support coursework according to a point system specific to each program. You can use the following GPA calculators for the specific programs below.

GPA Calculator:  Provides your GPA Points by multiplying your Program GPA by 10. For example, a 4.0 GPA, multiplied by 10, would give you 40 GPA points. Maximum Point Total: Credit Points plus GPA Points

For full details and all admission criteria, please use our admission guides.

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Dental Hygiene A.S. Degree

Pre-Entry Requirements

May not be satisfied with an Associate in Arts or higher degree.

  • BSC 2085 - Human Anatomy & Physiology 1
  • BSC 2085L - Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory 1
  • BSC 2086 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BSC 2086L - Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II
  • MCB 2010 - Microbiology
  • MCB 2010L - Microbiology Laboratory

Support Courses

May not be satisfied with an Associate in Arts or higher degree.

  • PSY 1012 - General Psychology or Honors

General Education Courses

May be satisfied with an Associate in Arts or higher degree.

  • ENC 1101 - Composition I or Honors
  • Speech Communications
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Approved Course *
  • Mathematics - One college level course with MAC, MAP, MAS, MGF, MTG or STA prefix
  • PHI 1600 - Studies in Applied Ethics

Computer/Information Literacy Competency Requirement - No minimum credit; Not calculated in GPA.

* Please note that you will need to satisfy the World View Requirement for graduation purposes.

Nursing A.S. Degree

Pre-Entry Requirements (11 credits)

May not be satisfied with an Associate in Arts or higher degree.

Computer/Information Literacy Competency Requirement - No minimum credit; Not calculated in GPA.

  • BSC 2085 - Human Anatomy & Physiology 1
  • BSC 2085L - Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory 1
  • BSC 2086 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BSC 2086L - Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II
  • PSY 1012 - General Psychology or Honors

Support Courses (10 credits)

May not be satisfied with an Associate in Arts or higher degree.

  • PHI 1600 - Studies in Applied Ethics or PHI 1602H
  • STA 2023 - Elementary Statistics or Honors
  • MCB 2010 - Microbiology
  • MCB 2010L - Microbiology Laboratory

General Education Courses (9 credits)

May be satisfied with an Associate in Arts or higher degree.

  • ENC 1101 - Composition I or Honors
  • Speech Communications
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Approved Course - Certain courses may also satisfy the World View Requirement. *

* Please note that you will need to satisfy the World View Requirement for graduation purposes. The World View Requirement is waived with a prior A.A. or higher degree.

Nursing A.S. Degree - LPN Transitional

Pre-Entry Requirements (14 credits)

May not be satisfied by an Associate in Arts or higher degree.

Computer/Information Literacy Competency Requirement - No minimum credit; Not calculated in GPA.

  • Humanities/Fine Arts Approved Course - Certain courses may also satisfy the World View Requirement. *
  • BSC 2085 - Human Anatomy & Physiology 1
  • BSC 2085L - Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory 1
  • BSC 2086 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BSC 2086L - Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II
  • PSY 1012 - General Psychology or Honors

Support Courses (10 credits)

May not be satisfied by an Associate in Arts or higher degree

  • PHI 1600 - Studies in Applied Ethics or PHI 1602H
  • STA 2023 - Elementary Statistics or Honors
  • MCB 2010 - Microbiology
  • MCB 2010L - Microbiology Laboratory

General Education Courses (6 credits)

May be satisfied by an Associate in Arts or higher degree.

  • ENC 1101 - Composition I or Honors
  • Speech Communications

*Please note that you will need to satisfy the World View Requirement for graduation purposes. The World View Requirement is waived with a prior AA or higher degree.

Nursing A.S. Degree for Paramedics

Pre-Entry Requirements (14 credits)

May not be satisfied by an Associate in Arts or higher degree.

Computer/Information Literacy Competency Requirement - No minimum credit; Not calculated in GPA.
  • ENC 1101 - Composition I or Honors (This is the only Pre-Entry Requirement that is waived with an Associate in Arts or higher degree).
  • BSC 2085 - Human Anatomy & Physiology 1
  • BSC 2085L - Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory 1
  • BSC 2086 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BSC 2086L - Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II
  • PSY 1012 - General Psychology or Honors

Support Courses

  • PHI 1600 - Studies in Applied Ethics or PHI 1602H
  • STA 2023 - Elementary Statistics or Honors
  • MCB 2010 - Microbiology
  • MCB 2010L - Microbiology Laboratory

General Education Courses

  • Speech Communications
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Approved Course - Certain courses may also satisfy the World View Requirement. *

* Please note that you will need to satisfy the World View Requirement for graduation purposes. The World View Requirement is waived with a prior AA or higher degree.

Physical Therapist Assistant

Pre-Entry Requirements (10 credits)

May not be satisfied by an Associate in Arts or higher degree.

Computer/Information Literacy Competency Requirement - No minimum credit; Your Competitive GPA is calculated from the 9 credits below (computer competency is not included).

  • BSC 2085 - Human Anatomy & Physiology 1
  • BSC 2085L - Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory 1
  • HSC 1531 - Medical Terminology
  • PHI 1600 - Studies in Applied Ethics or Honors

Support Courses

May not be satisfied by an Associate in Arts or higher degree. (These courses are not included in your competitive GPA).

  • BSC 2086 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BSC 2086L - Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II
  • DEP 2004 - Developmental Psychology of the Life Span (not included in selection criteria calculation)
  • PSY 1012 - General Psychology or Honors

General Education Courses

May be satisfied by an Associate in Arts or higher degree. (These courses are not included in your competitive GPA).

  • ENC 1101 - Composition I or Honors
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Approved Course - Certain courses may also satisfy the World View Requirement. *
  • MAC 1105 - College Algebra or any college math with a MAC prefix
  • Speech Communications

* Please note that you will need to satisfy the World View Requirement for graduation purposes. The World View Requirement is waived with a prior A.A. or higher degree.

Radiography A.S. Degree

Pre-Entry Requirements (7 credits)

May not be satisfied with an Associate in Arts or higher degree.

  • BSC 2085 - Human Anatomy & Physiology 1
  • BSC 2085L - Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory 1
  • MAC 1105 - College Algebra or any college math with a MAC prefix

Support Courses (9 credits)

May not be satisfied with an Associate in Arts or higher degree.

  • BSC 2086 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BSC 2086L - Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II
  • CGS 1100 - Computer Applications
  • HSC 1531 - Medical Terminology

General Education Courses (15 credits)

May be satisfied with an Associate in Arts or higher degree.

  • ENC 1101 - Composition I or Honors
  • Speech Communications
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Approved Course * - select courses may also satisfy the World View Requirement
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences Approved Course *
  • PHI 1600 - Studies in Applied Ethics or Honors

* Please note that you will need to satisfy the World View Requirement for graduation purposes. The World View Requirement is waived with a prior A.A. or higher degree.

Respiratory Care A.S. Degree

Pre-Entry Requirements (9 credits)

May not be satisfied with an Associate in Arts or higher degree.

Computer/Information Literacy Competency Requirement - No minimum credit; Not calculated in GPA.

  • BSC 2085 - Human Anatomy & Physiology 1
  • BSC 2085L - Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory 1
  • BSC 2086 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BSC 2086L - Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II

General Education Courses (18 credits)

May be satisfied with an Associate in Arts or higher degree.

  • ENC 1101 - Composition I or Honors
  • Speech Communications
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Approved Course * - select courses may also satisfy the World View Requirement
  • Mathematics - One college level course with MAC, MAP, MAS, MGF, MTG or STA prefix
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences Approved Course *
  • PHI 1600 - Studies in Applied Ethics or Honors

Support Courses (9 credits)

May not be satisfied with an Associate in Arts or higher degree.

  • MCB 2010 – Microbiology
  • MCB 2010L – Microbiology Laboratory

* Please note that you will need to satisfy the World View Requirement for graduation purposes.

Respiratory Care A.S. Degree CRT Transitional

Pre-Entry Requirements (9 credits)

May not be satisfied with an Associate in Arts or higher degree.

Computer/Information Literacy Competency Requirement - No minimum credit; Not calculated in GPA.

  • BSC 2085 - Human Anatomy & Physiology 1
  • BSC 2085L - Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory 1
  • BSC 2086 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BSC 2086L - Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II

General Education Courses (18 credits)

May be satisfied with an Associate in Arts or higher degree.

  • ENC 1101 - Composition I or Honors
  • Speech Communications
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Approved Course * - select courses may also satisfy the World View Requirement
  • Mathematics - One college level course with MAC, MAP, MAS, MGF, MTG or STA prefix
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences Approved Course *
  • PHI 1600 - Studies in Applied Ethics or Honors

Support Courses (9 credits)

May not be satisfied with an Associate in Arts or higher degree.

  • MCB 2010 – Microbiology
  • MCB 2010L – Microbiology Laboratory

* Please note that you will need to satisfy the World View Requirement for graduation purposes.

Veterinary Technology A.S. Degree On Campus

General Education Courses

May be satisfied with an Associate in Arts or higher degree.

Computer/Information Literacy Competency Requirement - No minimum credit; Not calculated in GPA.

  • ENC 1101 - Composition I or Honors
  • Speech Communications
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Approved Course * - select courses may also satisfy the World View Requirement
  • Mathematics - One college level course with MAC, MAP, MAS, MGF, MTG or STA prefix
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences Approved Course *
  • PHI 1600 - Studies in Applied Ethics or Honors

Pre-Entry Requirements

  • Any Natural Science course
  • Any Natural Science lab

At least 18 of the 21 General Education and Pre-Entry Course hours must be completed in order to be eligible to apply for admission to the program. Included in those 18 hours are the requirements for: Composition I, Speech, Math, and Natural Science lecture and lab courses must be complete.

Veterinary Technology A.S. Degree Online

General Education Courses

May be satisfied with an Associate in Arts or higher degree.

Computer/Information Literacy Competency Requirement - No minimum credit; Not calculated in GPA.

  • ENC 1101 - Composition I or Honors
  • Speech Communications
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Approved Course * - select courses may also satisfy the World View Requirement
  • Mathematics - One college level course with MAC, MAP, MAS, MGF, MTG or STA prefix
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences Approved Course *
  • PHI 1600 - Studies in Applied Ethics or Honors

Pre-Entry Requirements

  • Any Natural Science course
  • Any Natural Science lab

At least 18 of the 21 General Education and Pre-Entry Course hours must be completed in order to be eligible to apply for admission to the program. Included in those 18 hours are the requirements for: Composition I, Speech, Math, and Natural Science lecture and lab courses must be complete.